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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Guinness Black Lager is cold-brewed with roasted barley to deliver the refreshing taste of lager with the unique character of Guinness. Enjoy ice cold straight from the bottle.

Known as Premium Beer in Malaysia, where it is 5%.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomTron (447) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours almost black with a little tannish head. Aroma has some dark roasted, almost burnt smelling malts, and some chocolate lingering in there. Tastes has some chocolate notes and some slight hop bitterness, with a watery mouthfeel afterwards. Rather thin for the most part, but still very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5126) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours black into a pint glass. Mocha head crackles and pancakes as it slowly recedes leaving sheet lacing. Slightly burnt toast aromas. Dry with pumpernickel and chocolate upfront turing slightly sour in the toasty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Black pour with decent head and lacing. Mild aroma with hints of caramel, yeast, and burnt malt. Mild, very drinkable flavor: malt (hint of burnt malt) well balanced by bitterness. Nice body with clean finish. A fine session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowe1983 (1413) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of light roasted malts with some chocolate and caramel malts. Flavor is slightly watery up front with a roasted finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (4727) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Mild aroma of burnt malt and a bit of chocolate. Taste is very similar. Decent enough.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (2000) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Light roasted malt aroma. Very dark amber color with a small brown head. Sweet beginning with a light bitter finish. Lighter palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maduro54 (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2011 a good change off from my IPAs, both micro brewery ones and my own. lower ABV, quite refreshing(sounds so commercial) and unexpected from Guinness especially since I consider Guinness Draft the best beer ever made though an IPA lover....no other lager comes close, not even Yuengling Black and tan. OK I GOOFED..BORING AFTER AWHILE GOOD FOR 2 BEERS........

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Pours near black with reddish hues and a fully receding tan head. Notes of dark, lightly sweet malt, pronounced hop bitterness, and a brief toffee sweetness with a dry finish. Thin to medium bodied with soft lively carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BadAprilia1000 (391) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Hardly any aroma, tastes like burnt chocolate carbonation.... Very flat beer not too great......

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3111) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2011
there nothing special about this beer. I can assume that Guinness wanted to try something but it didnít work the way they wanted. the aroma and the taste are pretty flat with high carbonation. the malts are almost bland with a touch of burnt toast. Give it a try, but dont expect much


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